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Old 02-18-2016, 05:14 PM   #21
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We just bought our first travel trailer (2016 Vibe 250BHS) and the dealer sold us the Husky Center Line TS. It has been a great weight distribution hitch so far. I've seen friends and family with the Equal-I-zer hitch struggle to get the bars on and off and I've had no issues with the Husky thanks to the tool that is provided with it. I will tell you the only struggle I have is if my truck and trailer are not perfectly straight then it will sometimes take a little more to get it on or off the ball. Other than that, I've been very happy with it.
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:32 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info LSJ1211! Very much appreciated!

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Old 02-19-2016, 03:40 PM   #23
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We bought a Blue Ox set up from our dealer this past year and we pulled our trailer from Michigan to the Northwest Territories and back and it never ever swayed a bit and we were in some high winds in the prairies and on lots of poor quality roads at times in the territories. Blue Ox was a bit more money than I liked but I am really glad I have it now.
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Plus, the chains allow for fine tuning load differences and the hitch can be configured for a heavier/lighter trailer by purchasing only bars of different ratings.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:52 PM   #24
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FYI if you know how to raise the front of a trailer up then there is no need for a tool to put the bars on a Equalizer. Just push the button on your electric tongue jack and raise it up (after hooking up the ball) until the bars will slide into their little spots. It's that simple.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:59 PM   #25
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We have a Vibe 308bhs with the Blue Ox setup as well. So far, I'm very pleased. Very stable and easy to hookup. Good luck!
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:29 PM   #26
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FYI if you know how to raise the front of a trailer up then there is no need for a tool to put the bars on a Equalizer. Just push the button on your electric tongue jack and raise it up (after hooking up the ball) until the bars will slide into their little spots. It's that simple.

True ~~~ so easy when high enough. Saw a guy struggle last fall. Went over and asked if I could help. He looked at me weird as I'm at least twice his age. He did not have an electric jack so I put a 4x4 block under the tongue and raised it (electric jacks have more travel) then simply slid the bars where the belong and told him to lower the jack as I went to my rig for some sweet tea.
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Someone mentioned lubrication. I asked my dealer about the creaking noises from my hitch (especially loud when turning) and he said it's okay to lube just the trailer ball but to never put anything on the anti-sway bars because that friction (metal-on-metal) is what helps prevent the swaying and lubricating it would defeat the purpose of it.
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Equalizer lube

He does not know what he is talking about. There is a lube made for Equalizer.
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:44 PM   #29
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I put the bracket jackets on my 4 point, no more creak or need for lube.

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I put the bracket jackets on my 4 point, no more creak or need for lube.

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This. These work great, worth the $15 bucks or so.
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